country. so joining me now john avlon, he's senior political columnist at "newsweek" and the daily beast and his much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much better half, cnn political contributor, margaret hoover, who is my secret girlfriend. >> i thought cyndi lauper was your secret girlfriend. >> you are my secret girlfriend since i hosted "in the arena" one night, we fell in love. >> a beautiful thing. i'm not going to touch it. >> you're comfortable. >> don't tell anybody. john, you wrote an article titled "can barack obama break the second inaugural curse" wlachl do you mean by that? >> it is funny. inauguration speeches are a great american moment, a time of renewal and inflection. think about the lines, ask not what you can do for your country, nothing to fear but fear itself, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem, all from first inaugural addresses. >> right. >> second inaugurals get kind of overlooked in the sweep of history, all well written but tend not to be as definitive.